Meet the Board
Find out more about the Manchester City FC Board members.
Khaldoon Al Mubarak, Chairman
Khaldoon Al Mubarak was appointed to the Board on 23 September 2008. He is CEO and Managing Director of Mubadala Development Company and Chairman of the Executive Affairs Authority of Abu Dhabi. He is also a Director of First Gulf Bank and ALDAR Properties.
Simon Pearce, Non-Executive Director
Simon Pearce was appointed to the Board on 23 September 2008. He is Executive Director of Strategic Communications Affairs for the Executive Affairs Authority of Abu Dhabi. He is also a Director of twofour54 and ADMM, the owners and operators of Yas Marina Circuit.
Martin Edelman, Non-Executive Director
Martin Edelman was appointed to the Board on 23 September 2008. He was a Director of Cendant Corporation from 1997-2006 and was a Director of HFS from November 1993 until December 1997. He has been Of Counsel to Paul Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, a New York City law firm, since June 2000 and currently serves as Director of the Avis Budget Group.
Mohamed Al Mazrouei, Non-Executive Director
Mohamed Al Mazrouei joined Abu Dhabi Media Company as Chairman of the Board in July 2010. Mr Al Mazrouei is Under Secretary to the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, a role he assumed in April 2008. He also serves as a board member for Etihad Airways.
John Macbeath, Non-Executive Director
John Macbeath is a qualified Chartered Accountant with a wealth of international business experience. His early career was spent in the oil and gas industry undertaking a variety of roles both within BP and Statoil. More recently, John has worked in the aerospace and defence sector carrying out a number of senior business development roles with BAE Systems. John was the interim CEO at MCFC between Garry Cook's departure and Ferran Soriano's appointment.
Alberto Galassi, Non-Executive Director
Alberto Galassi is the CEO of Piaggio Aero Industries, a post which he has held since February 2009, having previously served on the Executive Committee of the company as Board Member responsible for Marketing and Sales. Mr Galassi is attorney at law specialised in international commerce and arbitration. He has been a member of the Bar since 1996. He joined the Manchester City Board of Directors in June 2012.